WHAT IS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT?

A Landscape Architect performs professional work in planning and design of land for human use and enjoyment. Landscape preservation, development and enhancement is the dominant purpose of services provided by a Landscape Architect. Implementation of that purpose includes:
1) The preservation and aesthetic and functional enhancement of land uses and natural land features;
2) The location and construction of aesthetically pleasing and functional approaches and settings for structures and roadways;
3) The design of pedestrian walkway systems, plantings, landscape grading and drainage, irrigation and lighting.

Based on analysis of environmental, physical, social and economic considerations, a Landscape Architect produces overall plans and project designs for integrated land use. This practice includes the location and arrangement, in connection with the settings or environment, of buildings or structures, in accordance with the accepted public standards for health, safety and welfare.